​After such an impressive start by Wolverhampton Wanderers to their ​Championship campaign, where they sit proudly at the top of league after 13 games, the team followed this up with a courageous defeat on penalties in the 4th Round of the Carabao Cup at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium. 

It comes as no surprise that some of ​Wolves' squad are being courted by clubs from the Premier League, with defensive midfielder Conor Coady becoming the latest point of interest as reported in SunSport with both Newcastle United and ​West Bromwich Albion flexing their muscles prior to the January transfer window.

Since leaving ​Liverpool in 2014, the 24-year-old has seen his career steadily progress while gaining invaluable experience in the Championship. 

After spending a season at ​Huddersfield Town, he was signed by Wolves on a three-year contract, for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £2m in 2015. 

He is now recognised as an important member of Nuno Espirito Santo's exciting side as they strive for promotion back to the promised land. 

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic - Sky Bet Championship

It will be extremely challenging for the former England U20 international to avoid and not get distracted by ​Premier League club's advances, however the Wanderers' captain, who is currently valued by the Molineux club at £7m, will no doubt want to help lead his side back to the elite domestic league. 

It has been a turbulent five seasons since their relegation in 2012, but they seem very much like a club that is in the ascendancy: Financially well backed by their owners, a huge fan base, an infrastructure that is very much geared for the next level and a side playing an exhilarating brand of football. 

Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Sky Bet Championship

It would be a strange time to leave, but Coady seems a man of principle and leads by example. After their collective performance on Tuesday night, he will now believe he can achieve his Premier League ambitions with the men in gold.